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Rejected Norway’s ruling government party voted against Oslo’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, which would likely leave just two cities in the race: Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Honored San Diego State’s Steve Fisher will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s Legends of Coaching honor in April. The annual award recognizes coaches who exemplify Wooden’s standards of coaching success and personal integrity.

Registered Police documents indicate that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a breathalyzer test after he was stopped on a speeding violation. The statement of probable cause by the Maryland Transportation Authority police also says Phelps’ eyes were red, bloodshot, and “his speech was mush mouth.” Announced Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain, the only NBA player to score 100 points in a game, is set to appear on a commemorative U.S postage stamp.

• Richard Childress Racing is moving crew chief Slugger Labbe into a leadership role in its research and development department. The team said that race engineer Justin Alexander will replace Labbe as crew chief for Paul Menard following next week’s race at Charlotte.

• After leaving sophomore quarterback Shane Morris on the field following a hit to the head last weekend, Michigan coach Brady Hoke took responsibility for the program’s breakdown in communication. Morris suffered a high-ankle sprain and “probable, mild concussion.” Hoke said fifth-year senior Devin Gardner will start at quarterback at Rutgers this weekend.

Expected Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner is expected to be sidelined approximately five weeks with a broken left hand after undergoing successful surgery. Jenner, who had 16 goals and 33 assists as a rookie a year ago, was struck by a puck during practice on Sunday.

Signed The new FXFL developmental football league signed a deal with ESPN to have its games broadcast online and through the ESPN app. The league begins play on Wednesday when Boston plays at Omaha.

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